Weekend box office: 'Captain Marvel' soars above the worldwide competition

    Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers in Marvel's "Captain Marvel" (Photo: Marvel)

    Weekend Box Office March 7-10, 2019

    (KUTV) "Captain Marvel" has nothing left to prove as the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe opened to $153 million stateside and $302 million overseas for a total of $455 million. "Captain Marvel" should match, if not surpass, the "Wonder Woman" totals. There's really nothing stand in the film's way until the April 5 release of "Shazam!" and the April 26 release of "Avengers: Endgame."

    In a very distant second place is "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" with $14.7 million. The animated sequel has now earned $119 million domestically and $315 million elsewhere for a comfortable worldwide total of $435 million. It won't catch up with the second film's worldwide total of $621 million, but the original's finishing total of $494 million isn't out of the question. Regardless, the film is already a critical and financial success.

    Tyler Perry’s "A Madea Family Funeral," the final chapter in the Madea cinematic universe, fell 55 percent for a second weekend just above $12 million. The film has now earned just below $46 million. For the record, Tyler Perry is a genius. I don't connect with his films in the least, but clearly he speaks to a passionate and devoted fan base.

    "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" continues pilfering change from beneath the theaters' sofa cushions and added $3.8 million for the weekend. That brings the domestic total to $97 million. The worldwide total will fall short of $200 million. That's a considerable blow for Warner Bros. who expected the film to at least match the $311 million that "The LEGO Batman" movie was able to amass in 2017. It could be worse, 2018's "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" finished with only $123 million.

    Like "The LEGO Movie 2," "Alita: Battle Angel" continues to scrap and will finish the weekend with $3.2 million. Domestically it has earned a slight $78 million. Fortunately for Fox, the film has done quite well overseas. I haven't seen the updated numbers, but the film should be approaching a $375 million worldwide total.

    "Green Book" added $28 million overseas where it has now earned $162 million. Worldwide the film has earned $242 million.

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